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Religious Right Spreads Lies About Hate Crimes Bill

Religious Right Spreads Lies About Hate Crimes Bill



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Pastors In Prison?: Religious Right Spreads Lies About Hate Crimes Bill

By Rob Boston Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 12:35:01 PM EST



Legislation that would target hate crimes is expected to start moving in Congress soon. The Religious Right is going bananas.



The legislation, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes… Continue

Added by Rick on April 23, 2009 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Tea Baggin for beginners....

Last week on April 15th I was at the dentists office. Nothing major, just a check up. Well, in this town I’m in FOX is on every TV that’s in a gym or restaurant or waiting room. They won’t turn it on MSNBC nor CNN….but only FOX. Yes, this is a small reactionary town that I’m currently in. In fact, the highway bypasses the place. It use to go through the town, but now it just goes past it.

Well, as you well know, it was the “Tea Bag” day. And of course, those there were calling themselves,… Continue

Added by Rick on April 22, 2009 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Susan Jacoby on William Goetzmann’s ‘Beyond the Revolution’

Came across this while checking my mail. It is from Truthdig.com. Thought it was interesting and thought I'd share it with you. Let me know what you think.



Book Review



Susan Jacoby on William Goetzmann’s ‘Beyond the Revolution’



Posted on Apr 10, 2009



By Susan Jacoby



During the past half-century, American scholars have tended to place more emphasis on the anti-intellectual and anti-rational strains in our national character and… Continue

Added by Rick on April 10, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Pray in one hand......

Last night I was surfing the TV. I came across Preacher Rick Warren talking about dealing with being unemployed. Yup, it was chock full of religion. Funny how he never ever mentioned that in this day and age it is a part of life. And since it is a part of today’s life, one must learn how to deal with it.

Praying after you've lost your job may make you feel better, but it won't help you find a job. Trust me on this, I've been there and known people who've been there.

A few years ago… Continue

Added by Rick on April 8, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

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